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Pearl Jam’s ‘Rearviewmirror’ Shines Atop Rock Album Charts

The 2004 best-of set reigns following its vinyl reissue.

Pearl Jam‘s Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003 spends its first week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums, Top Alternative Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts dated April 2.

Originally released in 2004, Rearviewmirror reigns following its two-volume vinyl reissue, surging by 1,499% to 21,000 equivalent album units earned in the March 18-24 tracking week, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.

Of that sum, 16,000 units are from album sales, nearly all vinyl. Rearviewmirror becomes Pearl Jam’s fourth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Vinyl Albums chart, dating to its first, Lightning Bolt, in 2011.

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Rearviewmirror gives Pearl Jam its fourth No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, dating to the chart’s 2006 inception. It’s the band’s fifth Top Alternative Albums No. 1 and seventh Top Hard Rock Albums leader since the surveys started in 2007.

With seven Top Hard Rock Albums No. 1s, Pearl Jam breaks out of a five-way tie to take sole possession of the most rulers. Previously, the Eddie Vedder-led band was tied with Five Finger Death Punch, Foo Fighters, Korn and Linkin Park.

Most No. 1s, Top Hard Rock Albums

  • 7, Pearl Jam
  • 6, Five Finger Death Punch
  • 6, Foo Fighters
  • 6, Korn
  • 6, Linkin Park
  • 5, Breaking Benjamin
  • 5, Disturbed
  • 5, Marilyn Manson
  • 5, Nickelback

Rearviewmirror also re-enters the all-genre Billboard 200 at No. 15, the set’s highest placement. It logged its previous best when it debuted at No. 16 on the Dec. 4, 2004, chart. Pearl Jam tallies its 15th top 15 title on the ranking, dating to its first, Ten, in 1992. The group boasts five No. 1s, achieved between 1993 and 2013.